While placing hexagonal pieces to gain palette (color) cards, players become familiar with the different color combinations that produce the many hues of an artist’s palette, all listed on the Player Reference Card. Players also learn to recognize many great artists and their works as they complete commissions.
An "International Edition" of Pastiche was released in late 2011 that incorporated a number of changes:
â— The inclusion of eight mini wooden easels.
â— The size of the box is now deeper by 15mm. The box insert has been modified to accommodate the easels, along with deeper card cavities, and a clear plastic lid to cover everything.
â— The commission cards have been modified to show artist bonuses and to highlight the names of the artists; 15 new commission cards replace 15 from the first edition (both sets are available as expansion packs.)
â— The rules are now available in English-only or in a 60-page rulebook that includes four additional languages: French, German, Dutch, and Italian. The rules feature some minor clarifications/corrections, are better organized, and include a two-page educational section on the history and nature of color theory and the color wheel.
â— A new card has been added to indicate the First Player.
â— Additional printing changes include: Bisque is now 5 points; all the cards total exactly the sum of their component cards; the palette board has been modified and now has a more rational and user-friendly layout; the 5 reference cards are slightly modified in layout for turn sequence & color exchanges.
More further details and pictures, see this article: A guide to the international edition
A "Petite Edition" of Pastiche was released in 2014 that reduced the number and quality of the components to make the game more affordable, with only very minor changes to gameplay:
More further details and pictures, see this article: A guide to the petite edition
TDT # 240 - Best of 2011, part 2
We continue our best of 2011 show, still joined by an army of contributors! In this half, we talk about our favorite expansions of 2011, as well as the best reprint, most innovative game, best family game, strangest game, biggest brainburner, and more! Finally, though, we come to the BEST games of the year - including our top ten games of 2011.